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on April 19, 2007
Yeah it's got all their videos, problem is: The Police didn't make really good videos. Most of them are just them mugging in front of the camera, lip-synching the song.

That changes--dramatically--with "Every Breath You Take," one of the all-time classic videos. Still gives chills, 25 years later. "Invisible Sun" is ooookay, "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is a boring but admirable attempt, as video was still a brand-new art form. "Synchronicity II" seemed cool at the time but now seems a little primitive.

The video for "Don't Stand '86" is just depressing, because it was the end of them, the song was atrocious, and the video is nothing special.

HOWEVER for Police die-hards there are two classic things about this to recommend it:

1) The two numbers from The Old Grey Whistle Test, a live-in-the-TV-studio British TV program where they do "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Next to You." They're sloppy performances and Sting looks ridiculous, but must-have footage for Police fans.

2) The REAL hidden treasure is when Jools Holland goes down to Monteserrat while they're recording "Ghost." He gets interviews with all three of them and it's FASCINATING. Sting shows him how he came up with "Message in a Bottle" (and then plays a killer harmony guitar part not on the original version) and "Invisible Sun," which he apparently had just written. Amazing stuff, and Sting looks very comfortable and open with Holland.

You also get interviews/demos with Andy and Stewart which are great, and even an impromptu blues/jazz jam with Jools on piano, Sting on upright and Andy joins on guitar. I have never seen this footage ever, and I've seen a lot.

For this alone, this DVD is worth owning. Great stuff.
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on March 5, 2009
This is a wonderful DVD. The Police are their usual fun-loving selves. The only possible downside is the recording format. I have viewed it two ways:
If you watch it on your computer or normal TV, the audio is a little different. The backing tracks for "Every Breath You Take" are missing, and the lead guitar on "Message in a Bottle" is barely audible.
Now, if you watch it on a TV with surround sound capabilities (and select the Dolby 5.1 option in the Set Up), it suddenly seems like the Police are right there in the room with you. And those missing backing tracks and such? They're all back, sounding as good as ever.
So, final word is: BUY THIS DVD AND ROCK OUT!
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on October 28, 2014
Nice collection of Police material!
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on June 22, 2013
Can't wait to watch this one, it's the police...haha. Yeah they are classic. I'm interested in seeing what songs the radio doesn't play of theirs. Also what their stage presence is like. As most 80's bands did music videos from their stage shows.
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on February 13, 2017
a gift
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on January 10, 2014
these videos are awesome! they look great quality despite the time they were recorded, my favorite one here is "So Lonely" Sting and his band did not disapoint their fans on this collection, great buy if you can find it, get it.
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on August 17, 2013
The Police was an outstanding band of the ;ate 70s and early 80s. The quality of instrumentation and lyrics is incredible. Why did these guys split. The DVD contains extended interviews of the artists.
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on December 20, 2013
I had this on VHS and now I have it on DVD I'm really happy with it So that's why I rated it this way. If you like the Police you would like this dvd.
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on May 30, 2013
I love there music and there music videos. I enjoyed there albums and there concerts as well. this one is for any police fan.
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on June 18, 2011
One of my favorite groups, love to hear and watch them from time to time. Quality about the video is acceptable. I don't know if this video is available on Blu-Ray. I loved the fast shipping
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